"Every day we are close to children and families in difficulty" - he says Zaira Conti, president of the Villa Lorenzi Project'- “the first step is to sit and listen. From 30 years we believe in the prevention and enhancement of the person. Feeling at ease is important: this is why the villa is not just our home, but our home. "
In this historic villa that stands on the Montughi hill in Florence, the association provides its educators' experience for consulting, support and guidance activities.
"It is a truly precious service because it is made with passion and humanity" - he says Cristina Giachi, Deputy Mayor of Florence - "welcoming everyone for what they can give, as they are with their stories. Children and young people immediately feel it, feel recognized and welcomed and find their way with great freedom. "
"Villa Lorenzi has become an institution for Florence" - he says Sara Funaro, councilor for health and common welfare of Florence - "a place where children have the opportunity to return to a life path where they can start believing in the future, and can start dreaming again."
Il Rotary Club Florence Lorenzo the Magnificent, always a supporter of the structure's activities, he concluded an important service proposed by the 2071 district "66 drops for Massimiliano ”, in honor and memory of Massimiliano Tacchi, Governor of the 2071 district and recently passed away. The club's contribution was used to create the Giardino dei Piccoli.
"What we do is only a drop in the ocean, but if there wasn't that drop at the ocean it would be missing" - so he said Mother Teresa of Calcutta, he says Paola Del Mastio, president of the RC Lorenzo il Magnifico - "Our club has identified the structure of Villa Lorenzi for the realization of the service proposed by the 2071 district"66 drops for Massimiliano"And is pleased to have contributed to the realization of the Garden of the little ones and made the nursery and gardening activities of the guests possible. With the amount devolved from the district, the service was further expanded and terracotta and soil pots were purchased. "
A path that has provided the students with basic skills, in order to make them live an experience in a sector that could become a real job in the future.
"We could see that the practical activities that require concrete operations to achieve a result, give good results with the type of our children in increasing self-esteem and in making them even more capable of being with others." Stefano Superbi, coordinator of the activities of Villa Lorenzi - “It is increasingly rare to find young people who know and have had direct and significant contacts with the rural world and with the typical activities of the countryside. The aim is to bring young people closer to this dimension and at the same time provide them with basic technical knowledge and the awareness that such an activity can be considered preparatory to the world of work. "